The threats and capabilities that inhabit cyberspace necessitate a multi-disciplinary approach to military cyber operations. The Cyber Systems and Operations Master of Science degree at the Naval Postgraduate School addresses a broad range of topics essential to leaders, managers, and operators in the cyber domain. The program addresses areas of knowledge critical to effective cyberspace operations: computer network attack, defense, and exploitation; cyber analysis, operations, planning and engineering; cyber intelligence operations and analysis; and cyber wargaming. Tight integration with the front line war fighter and relevant U.S. Government elements ensures that thesis research is on target and rapidly integrated. Navy Sponsor Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2N6) Q&A Who can attend? • This curriculum is open to officers of the U.S. Armed Forces and civilian employees of the U.S. Federal Government. What are the entrance qualifications? • A baccalaureate degree, or the equivalent, with grades resulting in an APC of at least 344, is required for direct entry. • A TOP SECRET clearance is required with SPECIAL INTELLIGENCE clearance obtainable for all students. How long is the program? • Six quarters with JPME What are the entry dates? • March and September What are the degree requirements? • All courses must be satisfied through the course of study or through validation prior to graduation. • Minimum degree requirements of the NPS must be met. • Completion of an acceptable thesis in addition to the course requirements. What will I learn? • You will be prepared to lead offensive and defensive operations and optimally employ military cyber assets in support of all DoD missions. Immersed in the active challenges facing the DoD, you will be equipped with the tools and foresight to recognize and solve the cyber-related challenges of today and tomorrow.